Berklee Women's Empower Symposium Set For Valencia Spain
March 23, 2015 at 1:53 PM (PT)
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC will welcome a number of internaitonal female role models from the world of entertainment, media and music for its first ever BERKLEE WOMEN'S EMPOWER SYMPOSIUM under the theme, "Portraits Of Success."
The symposium will explore various topics, showcase entrepreneurialism in the music industry, and generate debate on the subject of gender diversity in the music industry, starting FRIDAY, MARCH 27th at BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC in VALENICA, SPAIN in the PALAU DE LES ARTS REINA SOFIA in the CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES.
The symposium will be streamed live here between 10a and 6:30p CET (5a–1:30p [ET]). For a full schedule of events, go here.
The symposium, an initiative organized and led by female students in BERKLEE’s GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC BUSINESS (GEMB) master’s program, will welcome high-profile music industry executives, among them SCHURE MEDIA GROUP's YVETTE NOEL-SCHURE, BILLBOARD's Executive Director Latin Content Programming LEILA COBO, UMG's ANGELA MARTINEZ, RHAPSODY SPAIN's JUDY CANTOR-NAVAS, VICTORIA RECORDS CEO VICTORIA MORALES-KUHNE, FREE RADICAL PRODUCTIONS CEO ALLIE SIILVER, ARK PUBLICITY's CHRISTINE KRZYZANOWSKI, film composer JEANINE COWEN, artistic directgor ALF OLOFSSON and singer/songwriter PATRICE RUSHEN.
The day-long event will comprise individual talks, workshops, and panel discussions by empowering women covering topics such as Taking on the LATIN Market and The Makings of a Superstar. The symposium is meant to inspire men and women alike and demonstrate that embracing diversity empowers individuals and the community.
“Today’s entertainment industry is led by a collection of powerhouse leaders. However, the women in these leadership roles aren’t acknowledged as they should be," explained BERKLEE WOMEN'S EMPOWER SYMPOSIUM and masters student MICHELLE GOLDEN. "As the next generation of female entrepreneurs, we thought it was necessary to take the discussion on the subject of diversity -- and gender -- one step further in the hope of recreating the narrative through these portraits of success."